Table 1

Characteristics of participants evaluated in Primary Health Care units according to model of care, Ilheus, Bahia, Brazil [N (%) or mean ±SD]
Total Basic health unit Family health strategy P value
n=509 n=316 n=193
Female sex 327 (64.2) 212 (67.1) 115 (59.6) 0.09
Age (years) 72.8 ± 8.2 72.7 ± 8.1 72.9 ± 8.4 0.8
Years at school 0.001
0 241 (47.3) 134 (42.4) 107 (55.4)
1-4 190 (37.3) 121 (38.3) 64 (35.8)
≥5 78 (15.3) 61 (19.3) 17 (8.8)
Work status 0.8
Never worked 70 (13.8) 44 (13.9) 26 (13.5)
Retaired 407 (80.0) 254 (80.4) 153 (79.3)
Working 14 (2.8) 9 (2.8) 5 (2.6)
Retaired, but working 18 (3.5) 9 (2.8) 9 (4.7)
Family living in the household 0.002
Alone 67 (13.2) 36 (11.4) 31 (16.1)
Spouse 118 (23.2) 62 (19.6) 56 (29.0)
Spouse and family 110 (21.6) 83 (26.3) 27 (14.0)
Extensive family or others 214 (42.0) 135 (42.7) 79 (40.9)
Body mass index (kg/m2)* 0.8
<25.0 207 (40.7) 129 (41.0) 78 (40.4)
25.0-29.9 179 (35.2) 108 (34.3) 71 (36.8)
≥ 30.0 122 (24.0) 78 (24.8) 44 (22.8)
Abdominal obesity 0.05
No 289 (56.8) 190 (60.1) 99 (51.3)
Yes 220 (43.2) 126 (39.9) 94 (48.7)
Reported major health problems
Hypertension 144 (28.3) 93 (29.4) 51 (26.4) 0.5
Diabetes mellitus 67 (13.2) 45 (14.2) 22 (11.4) 0.4
Cardiovascular disease 27 (5.3) 16 (5.1) 11 (5.7) 0.8
Mental disorder 9 (1.8) 7 (2.2) 2 (1.0) 0.3
Chronic pain 127 (25.0) 65 (20.6) 62 (32.1) 0.003
Number of chronic conditions 0.13
0 59 (11.6) 43 (13.6) 16 (8.3)
1 382 (75) 235 (74.4) 147 (76.2)
≥2 68 (13.4) 38 (12.0) 30 (15.5)
SF-12
Physical component
Summary 38.1 ± 11.6 39.0 ± 11.8 36.5 ± 11.2 0.02
Mental component
Summary 48.7 ± 10.4 48.0 ± 9.5 49.9 ± 11.7 0.05

* One elderly was not able to stand up for measurement of height.

Honorato dos Santos de Carvalho et al.

Honorato dos Santos de Carvalho et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:605   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-605

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